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Corsets and Codpieces

In my last blog post, I made this off-hand comment: “If you’re looking for a pop culture book on the history of fashion, Ottoman Dress and Design in the West is not your book.”  Several of you contacted me to ask what I would recommend for those of you who were interested in such a…

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Ottoman Dress and Design in the West

  Those of you who have known me for a long, long time might remember that I once wrote a proposal for a book on how Islam influenced Western culture in fundamental ways.(1) Those of you who’ve known me even longer know that my dissertation was titled Building the Orient of the Imagination: Excess, Confusion…

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Reading Your Way Through Women’s History Month

We’re halfway through Women’s History Month, and I suspect that you’ve added a few books to your TBR list thanks to the mini-interviews I’ve posted so far. But in the excitement of learning about new (or lat least newish) books, it’s easy to forget excellent older books of women’s history. Here are links to ten…

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